Christy Cole honored as Martin’s School-Related Employee of the Year


PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS

ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY

Kindergarten Round-Up takes place 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 5 in the cafeteria. Parents and their incoming kindergarten students are invited to tour the school, meet the teachers and register for the upcoming school year. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Call the school at 561-803-7200 for more information.

The school is collecting clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, towels, sheets, tablecloths and any similar textile materials in any condition. Place donations in plastic bags and drop them in the white bin with the “FUNraising Dollars” logo in the east parking lot of the school. The school will be paid for each pound collected. All items will be reused and recycled. The bin will be in place through May.

PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY

Field Day and Jump Rope 4 Heart take place Friday. Students will take part in relays, games, music and the school’s jump rope fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association. Freshmen from Palm Beach Gardens High’s Sports Management and Recreation magnet program will volunteer at the event.

Kindergarten Round-Up will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. April 4 in the cafeteria for parents who have a child entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school years. The informational session will include a tour of the STEAM campus. Call 561-366-6500 for more information.

BRIEFLY

Palm Beach County Council of PTA/PTSA awarded wellness grants to five local organizations for their programs in the schools: S.D. Spady Elementary PTA, Operation Green; Rolling Green Elementary PTA, STEM Garden; Tradewinds Middle PTSA, Health Wellness & Safety Fair; Loggers Run Middle PTSA, Step Dance Team; and Christa McAuliffe Middle PTSA, Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

The district’s Office of Diversity in Business Practices is hosting its inaugural Women’s Empowerment Summit 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. Women from both the public and private sectors will discuss the bias and challenges that women-owned small businesses continue to face, and provide solution-driven advice on how to overcome them. To register for the event, call 561-681-2410.

TREASURE COAST SCHOOLS

CITRUS GROVE ELEMENTARY

Food Service Manager Christy Cole has been named the Martin County School District’s 2018 School-Related Employee of the Year. In her role at the school, she oversees the food and nutritional program for more than 650 students. She also serves on the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Committee. Cole will represent the district in the state-wide competition to be named Florida’s School-Related Employee of the Year.

SOUTHPORT MIDDLE

The National Junior Honor Society is hosting the annual Hoops for Life Celebrity Charity Basketball Game on March 31. Doors open at noon, and the tip-off is at 1 p.m. A halftime performance will include music by Kayylove & Schooly. Following the game, there will be other basketball activities, including a 3-point contest. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.bigwillfightforlife.eventbrite.com

JOHN CARROLL HIGH

The 28th annual Golf Tournament takes place April 28 at Gator Trace Country Club. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Players can become “all inclusive” golfers for $150, which includes two mulligans, a $20 raffle ticket and a complimentary beverage in addition to golfing, breakfast and lunch. Sponsors, raffle prize donors and golfers are asked to register online prior to April 11 at JohnCarrollHigh.com. For more information, call 772-464-5200 or email Katherine Stanton at KStanton@JohnCarrollHigh.com.

BRIEFLY

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year begins Monday. Parents and guardians should contact the individual schools directly for details on registration times. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend. Parents will need to bring the child’s original birth certificate or other proof of date of birth; two proofs of residency; a current physical examination on Form 3040; and a Florida Certificate of Immunization, Form 680.

Martin County’s Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) are fighting back against the tobacco industry for the 23rd annual Kick Butts Day on Wednesday. This national day of activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, encourages youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco free. SWAT Clubs are actively engaging youth in remaining tobacco free at all five public middle schools, South Fork High, Martin County High, Jensen Beach High, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County and the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.



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